Ice & Lab
If you’re looking to check out a cool new spot on Franklin Street, look no further than Ice & Lab, Chapel Hill’s first rolled ice cream shop.
The quaint pink storefront at 405 W. Franklin Street is owned and managed by Andy Chen and Nick Ni. The shop offers rolled ice cream – a frozen confection consisting of thin sheets of ice cream frozen on a flat surface and rolled into cylinders. The process isn’t unlike cooking on a reverse griddle, and the results are undeniably eye-catching. The dessert originated in Southeast Asia, but spread worldwide as a food trend after videos of the treat circulated widely on the internet.